While J.J. Abrams takes care of the more mainstream side of things with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the gaming side isn't far away as well with the brand new Star Wars Battlefront now waiting to hit the stores in 2015. And as far as we can see, the "force" is with both the genres.
As you may already know, Star Wars Battlefront is currently under development from EA Digital Illusions CE and is set to be published by Electronic Arts. The game is scheduled for release in late-2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This new Star Wars is also the third main entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront series.
While it's anyway big news that a new Star Wars game is finally set to be a reality, there's hardly anything revealed for the game apart from the fact that it will indeed come around the year next. Although we do know for a fact that the new Battlefront has been developed with help of the Frostbite 3 engine.
But we are sure that's not all that you are looking for from the game in the long run, while the list of expectations surrounding the title has anyway grown a pair of wild wings. However, before anything final is said and done for the title, here's a roundup of things we know so far about the game.
More Extensive Use of Battlelog?
This is a relatively new report that claims the new Star Wars game might use the Battlelog service, courtesy the fact that the game is now a DICE and EA product. In case you are living under a rock, Battlelog serves as a social networking companion service that allows gamers to see their statistics, read up on the latest news, customize their weapons and more without the need of always being active in the game. In fact, a previous sighting on Uprise, the guys who developed the Battlelog service initially, claimed that the Battlelog is indeed heading over for the likes of Battlefield: Hardline and Star Wars Battlefront. But more on this is expected to evolve in the coming months.
In the Footsteps of Battlefield
That the new Star Wars Battlefront would be developed by DICE, the guys behind the success of Battlefield series of games, was deservingly met with wild applause. And rightfully so, if you see the kind of work shift they have put in for the Battlefield series. Sure, COD games have always been in the forefront of groundbreaking FPS offerings, but none can deny the fact that the likes of Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 (even the upcoming Battlefield: Hardline) have lived up to the test of time. And so much so that we are still stuck to the BF3 multiplayer.
Coming to Xbox One before PS4 and PC?
There were rumors in the open claiming that the next Star Wars game could head over to the Microsoft-based Xbox One far before it makes its debut on either PlayStation 4 or PC. And if indeed true, this will come as kind of a bad news for all those waiting to get into the Star Wars universe via their PCs or Sony-made consoles. But you might wonder as to why DICE might want to do that, in terms of releasing the game. Here's one rumor that we want to be a rumor all along and see the game being released over all the platforms together.
Both Third Person and First Person Together?
As far as rumors are concerned, this one certainly takes the cake for the time being. While the expectation that the new Star Wars game will incorporate both first person and third person is indeed a grand one, we are sure the end result will be something very different. Of course, we can't say anything for sure, riding on the kind of advancements the industry has made in 2014, but incorporating both first person and third person is a single game is kind of taking it over the top. Although, we won't be complaining much if the rumor is indeed true.
A Death Troopers Zombie Mode?
There was once this Joe Schreiber novel called Star Wars: Death Troopers that told the story of how an Imperial prison ship called Purge broke down in an uninhabited part of space. When sent to salvage what's left of the ship, the boarders of Purge return with a lethal strain that goes on to infect everyone else. Now rumors are claiming that, taking cue from the Schreiber novel, there will be a Death Troopers Zombie mode that involves you shooting the daylight out of the infected unfortunate. Sounds too good to be true, right?